President Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has no choice but to separate children from parents who cross the U.S. border illegally — before essentially admitting it does.

“When you are prosecute the parents for coming in illegally — which should happen — you have to take the children away,” Trump said in a speech to small business owners in Washington, D.C. “Now you don’t have to prosecute them, but then we’re not prosecuting them for coming in illegally.”

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At least four people died and more than 300 were injured when a strong earthquake knocked over walls and ignited scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in Western Japan on Monday.

A falling concrete wall at a school killed a 9-year-old girl during the 5.5 magnitude quake. Two fatalities were men in their 80s, while officials later said they confirmed the death of an 81-year-old woman in Takatsuki.

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WASHINGTON – Pastor Robert Jeffress is fighting back after he says his mega-church, First Baptist Dallas, was forced to take down two billboards advertising his upcoming sermon, “America is a Christian Nation.”

Jeffress tells CBN News the day after the billboards went up, the Dallas Morning News published two articles characterizing their content as “hateful” and “divisive.” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was quoted in one of the articles.

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Record-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar’s Mon State since June 16, 2018, triggered landslides and worst floods parts of the state have seen in more than 40 years. At least 16 people have been killed or are missing across the country since 2018 Southwest Monsoon arrived more than a week ago.

Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes on June 17 after floods swept Mawlamyine and other townships in Mon State after hours of heavy rain, the Myanmar Times reports.

Floods and landslides hit Mawlamyine before dawn, submerging homes and roads in what locals are describing as worst floods to hit the town in over 40 years.

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A Philadelphia judge heard oral arguments Monday in a case that bans a Catholic foster care agency from placing children in families with religious convictions.

According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing families in the case, the ‘city’s harmful new policy keeps foster children from loving homes.’

The group has posted several stories from clients in the case on its Facebook page.

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Christian medical professionals are calling on Canadian Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau to give them “equal freedoms and access to employment.”

According to Robert Walley, executive director of MaterCare, Trudeau is unfairly targeting people of faith by endorsing practices that discriminate against those with strong religious beliefs.

Earlier this month in an open letter to Trudeau, Walley, a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada, had this to say:

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been spewing for over a month, but the thick, slow-moving lava has taken a new shape, transforming into a wide, hot, flowing river of lava traveling long distances.

The 2100-degree lava is flowing together into a molten red river running 9 miles from the fissure into the ocean at Kapoho. The transition into fast-paced lava moving about 200 yards per hour seen Monday is due the location of the fissure.

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